FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
Public Open Houses on Draft Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (2018-2022)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is holding public open houses in BC and Yukon in the fall of 2017 to provide details and receive feedback on its draft plan to implement Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy).
The goal of the Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (Wild Salmon Policy (WSP)) is to restore and maintain healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity.
Read the Wild Salmon Policy on the DFO website.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is in Phase 3 of a four-phase consultation process on a draft plan to implement the WSP. Phase 3 includes a series of public open houses to share information and receive feedback on the plan. Phase 4 will be ongoing; it will involve reviewing the plan to keep it current and reporting out on progress.
Open houses have been held in Kamloops, Penticton and Victoria.
Here is the schedule of upcoming public open houses:
Details of these meetings are available on the DFO website.
Everyone is welcome to drop in (between 6:30 and 8:30 pm) at any of the open houses and provide feedback. Please share the information with anyone you think has an interest in the Wild Salmon Policy.
The Fraser Basin Council is providing support at the upcoming open houses in Vancouver, Prince George and Chilliwack.
If you cannot attend an open house, but would like to learn more, you can register for a webinar that will be hosted by DFO on November 9:
Webinar on Draft Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan (2018-2022)
To join the WebEx session at the scheduled time, please go to:
If you cannot attend an open house, but would like to provide feedback on the implementation plan, you are invited to submit comments (by December 15, 2017) through an implementation plan workbook on the DFO website. The workbook is available in web form and PDF formats.
To learn more about the Public Open Houses, please visit the DFO website.
Questions can be directed to:
Attention: Policy Branch